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Car parked by lake gets completely encased in ice.
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Posted 1/12/16

Jan- wrote:


So basically we could conclude that poor owner of this car is screwed until next summer?


If he really needs the car, he'll probably get it towed out of that ice pack to some other location where he can then work on it using ice melting solutions, hair dryers/heaters, and old fashioned elbow grease to chip it off. If he can get one door open, he can then start the engine and turn on the heat & defrosters which will help melt from the inside out so larger chunks come off. But it'd probably take a couple tanks of gas to actually melt this much ice if that were all you did.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a11779/how-to-fix-and-ice-covered-cars/
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Man if I could defrost just the important parts and take that thing down the road. That would be so awesome!

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By the way, in the colder regions of the country people have been known to do this sort of thing to other people's cars deliberately either as a practical joke or because they're mad at each other.
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potentsativa wrote:

They should throw hot water all over the door to get in


& then what car wont move without the tires & gears being unfrozen.
Posted 1/12/16
That looks pretty typical in my home town during wintertime.
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Posted 1/12/16

Razor_Girl wrote:


Jan- wrote:


So basically we could conclude that poor owner of this car is screwed until next summer?


If he really needs the car, he'll probably get it towed out of that ice pack to some other location where he can then work on it using ice melting solutions, hair dryers/heaters, and old fashioned elbow grease to chip it off. If he can get one door open, he can then start the engine and turn on the heat & defrosters which will help melt from the inside out so larger chunks come off. But it'd probably take a couple tanks of gas to actually melt this much ice if that were all you did.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a11779/how-to-fix-and-ice-covered-cars/


Too much hassle truly...i'd just wait for summer.>.<
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